Day 13: Pike’s Peak & Royal Gorge Bridge

We left the hotel extremely early for Pike’s Peak, drive was about an hour with light traffic. Saw plenty of other dogs so it was clear this place was dog friendly so Odin could run around a little more freely.


Fellow g-shep hitching a ride up in a truck bed:


Here are some videos of the Ascent/Descent of Pike’s Peak (F*** you YouTube for pulling the audio from my videos when its clearly the radio playing in the truck and not a sound overlay):


Summit Pics:



Photosphere 360 image courtesy of “that guy getting in everyone’s pitchers (pictures)!”:


It was freezing at the summit, about 28*F i think. The drive through the Rockies was more fun though, this was just a higher/faster climb.


Truck handled it great, I think I have utilized every electronic assist feature on this truck during the trip (Grade Braking, Hill Assist, All 4 Wheel Settings, Tow/Haul Mode, the list goes on).


(Got an A+ on gearing down the descent, Ranger said brakes were cool enough for me to climb the summit again if we wanted!)


From Pike’s Peak we headed to Canon City, CO to check out the Royal Gorge Bridge which is one of the largest suspension bridges in the world. Odie had to work here, and the Ranger at the gate was sure to let me know that Odie had the right to go anywhere that i could (except the zip lines 🙁 lol ). This was definitely worth a day trip if you are in Colorado, it’s quite a rush walking over the bridge as it gets VERY windy in the middle and you can feel the bridge swaying and bouncing slightly as you stand still. It was even tripping Odie out, he was walking like he was on ice. You could also see down between the cracks of the boards to the bottom of the gorge, it really got your heart rate up!


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After we got to the other end of the bridge and took pics, we decided to take the gondola ride back. Yes, with Odie.

Man… this dog is luckier than most people!

Tired puppy after bridge walk and gondola ride:


Spent the night in “Highlands Ranch” which is a suburb of Denver and had an amazing dinner at a restaurant called “The Rock”. The deep dish pizza was so damn good!!!! .



Checking out the city and doing a spa day today so not much in the way of updates now. I’ll probably spend the afternoon uploading all our pictures from the trip into galleries so you can see them all.

2 thoughts on “Day 13: Pike’s Peak & Royal Gorge Bridge

  1. So nice to see the videos along with the many beautiful pictures. It almost makes me feel like I’m right there. Now… the suspension bridge…. You would not have gotten me to cross that thing for a million dollars. Especially if it sways in the wind. OMG!!!! I would have had a heart attack. Odin looks so cute on the Gondola ride. He is one lucky dog!!
    Having the time of his life with Mom and Dad. Can’t wait to see all of you again.

  2. Everything is amazing, no swinging bridge for me, no gondala ride either. That dog is terrific to do all these things, wonderful pictures, thanks for all your sharing, how was it camping in the snow and cold, have fun be careful, love you both

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